It is your friend's birthday, you have planned a great surprise, and you are totally charged about the whole idea. You ponder over the arrangements and realize that the right card is missing.
Your first impulse is to get a ready-made card, after reconsideration you decide to make one yourself instead. Here are some great ideas for nice easy-to-make greeting cards.
Have some crayons, markers/ colored pencils handy to color the design. The stamp can be used to decorate the envelope as well. You can play with the stamp and experiment on a separate sheet of paper to see which impression will look the best. You can even take a nice cut of the stamp and glue it on the card.
Write some funny text inside the card using the crayons. Watercolors could be a bit messy, and you need to be a little artistic to paint with them. If you can paint with watercolors, you can come up with such great innovative designs. Even if you can't, anything which is drawn with passion and love for the person concerned is great.
Dip the top end of the cut okra in paint, and then press it down on the card like a stamp. Similarly, potato slices and cauliflower can be used. The potatoes can be cut to make any shape you like.
Dip an old toothbrush in paint, and flick the bristles with your thumb to spray the paint. It's a low-cost alternative to real spray paint cans.
Get going and you are sure to come up with such great ideas. Impress the person by making an extraordinary card. Moreover, the fact that it's your own creation provides an immense satisfaction which a ready-made card can never provide.